Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 53

  • Village Council— A lean and cautious budget

    Source: Village Council

    The Village budget for the 2011 general fund is slightly leaner than last year’s budget, with anticipated expenses down 1.6 percent from 2010.

  • Ice will melt, but the stories linger

    Not going anywhere soon: Last Wednesday morning a van on W. Davis Street seemed to shrink under the weight of the ice-covered tree that had toppled over during the ice storm the night before. Hundreds of limbs and branches fell during the storm, causing power outages all over the village. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Great Yellow Springs Ice Storm of 2011 had a silver lining, as the warmth of community softened Mother Nature’s blow.

  • Affordable housing solutions elsewhere—Creativity and communication is key

    As the News winds down its series on affordable housing, it seems appropriate to look at other communities that have taken steps toward addressing a need for affordable housing.

  • Village ice storm stories

    The annual Yellow Springs Clean-up Week takes place next week, Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. Villagers may put most household items out by the curb to be hauled away.

    On Thursday, after the lights came back on downtown, villagers could be found sharing stories about the ice storm that crashed through town Tuesday night.

  • Some villagers still without power

    Tuesday night's freeze brought down a tree, which came to rest on the front portch of a Dayton Street home. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Village crews continue to work today, Thursday, Feb. 3, to restore power to village homes after Tuesday night’s brutal ice storm. Most villagers now have electricity, although about 30 percent of homes were still without power on Thursday morning.

  • Village Council — Levy monies spent as promised

    At their Jan. 18 meeting Village Council members unanimously approved a resolution to place a renewal of the Village 8.4 mill property tax operating levy on the ballot in May.

  • Antioch faces myriad challenges

    The revived Antioch College is moving forward toward its goal of welcoming its first class of new students next fall, according to new President Mark Roosevelt at last Saturday’s meeting of the college’s pro tempore board of trustees.

  • The ice storm cometh, leaving destructive path

    A fruit tree encased in ice bowered over Elm Street Wednesday morning. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The ice storm and winds that walloped Yellow Springs Tuesday night left about 75 percent of village residences without power overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, according to Police Chief John Grote.

  • Antioch adds new leaders

    Ron Napal is the new interim director of advancement for Antioch College.

    Along with incoming president Mark Roosevelt, who began his tenure January 1, Antioch College recently announced three other new leaders at the revived college.

  • Council says no to fluoride

    At their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, members of Village Council voted to discontinue the practice of putting fluoride in Yellow Springs water.